School for Young Artists

I take children as young as three and four if they are accompanied by an adult. The test of when a child can come to class independently is when an adult can call across the studio to stop a dangerous activity,  “No running in the studio,” or “You’re carrying that scissors improperly; hold its blades,” By the age of five most children comply with these kinds of directions, when issued by an authority.

All my children’s classes are mixed ages. The educational advantages are enormous. Older students get a strong sense of their maturing abilities, and younger ones look to the older students as models.